Engineering Automation Manager

Facilities/Maintenance Seymour, Indiana


Description

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for providing direction for the automation center of excellence group within the Engineering department as it relates to facility and process. Maintain automation systems and related devices in a validated state while continuing to explore and implement continuous improvement technologies. Work hand in hand with the site quality unit to uphold the highest state of compliance with automation systems/devices to support the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals in line with US, EU, Chinese, and Japanese regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for overseeing the automation center of excellence:
  • Building Automation System (BAS)
  • Process PLC/HMI
  • Process Automation with recipe design and implementation
  • Preventative Maintenance (automation)
  • Validation
  • Upgrades and modifications
  • Change control
  • Ensure BAS is maintained in a constant state of compliance
  • Manage change control of automated systems
  • Develop/Manage a predictive maintenance approach within automation.
  • Collaborate with Information Technology in regards to holistic Automation system infrastructure.
  • Support facility infrastructure systems i.e. HVAC, Chilled Water/Steam Systems, USP water, UPS, packaging serialization, etc.
  • Partner with automation vendors to design, build, qualify, and maintain state of the art systems
  • Network with vendors and technical support to troubleshoot BAS and provide real time solutions.
  • Design, assemble, and assign BAS preventative maintenance activities.

EDUCATION:

Required
- Associate’s Degree 
Preferred
- Bachelor’s Degree
 
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:
  • 7+ years' experience delivering Automation technology within the Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Strong background of HVAC systems; Building Automatic Control Systems
  • Experienced in PLCs and applicable controls.
  • Electrical, Mechanical, HVAC/Refrigeration, and Plumbing back ground.
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards (FDA, CFR, OSHA , EPA, etc.)
  • Ability to apply engineering principals to resolve issues relating to facility equipment.
  • In-depth knowledge of process control systems and automation.
  • Advanced knowledge of engineering documentation requirements in a cGMP regulated environment.
  • Strong initiative and integrity as well as strong written and verbal communication skills
SPECIFIC SKILLS:
  • Ability to lead varying levels of experienced engineers
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments with varying priorities in a manner that meets the company's goals.
  • Management of budgetary projects
  • An excellent technical (engineering) background, with "hands on" experience.
  • Self-driven to meet objectives/goals within the organization.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ENVIRONMENT:
  • Ability to function in both office and field environments